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Pines Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1488 students

 

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Posted August 8, 2013

I JUST WANNA KNOW DOES THIS SCHOOL HAVE LOCKERS?? Cause I'm a student and I would like to have some space in my bag with our having to carry them heavy books all day so ya I just need a yes or no answer to this...:


Posted August 4, 2013

Horrible experience with both my daughter and nephew. This year was the tipping point when my 13 year old nephew was beaten up so bad by a 16 year old. Noboby called the police nor parents or myself until I picked him up from school. I went straight to the Broward board of education and removed them asap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2013

this is a great schools teachers and staff are excellent and my son is in national junior honor society which is doing great things for him
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2013

Poor school. Little is done regarding bullying. As the years have gone by, the school has and it's programs have deteriorated. This year they eliminated chorus, amongst other programs. My daughter is very dissatisfied with teachers and cirriculum. She and I are unhappy with the administrators inability to address and control the bullying that is taking place and increased over the years. I tried but was unable to move my daughter to a different school this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2010

The teachers are great! They are very good at educating the children. I recommend this school. There is plenty of security in the school, and school resource officers. The school makes sure that kids are following the dress code and carry their ID badge with them. The school has been improved technologically. I am very happy with the school, staff, resource officers and kids there are well behaved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2010

i really like this school,cuz they give a lil bit of home work ... i think cuz they probully think the other classes give alot ,or are to lazy,or want to be a VERY nice teacher i personally think it rocks cheese


Posted April 24, 2010

Yo this school has so many fights. Its not even funny. Its not even safe. Well I am but other people no. Theres gum under lunch tables and desks. A week later and its still there! Theres so much profanity. Teachers sometimes diss u! One teacher called me deaf. Another teacher gave me a consequence but not to this other guy and he did the same thing I did! Ugh this school I tell ya.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2010

This school is the best middle school ever i learn and have fun at the same time!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2010

I have a daughter that went to pines middle and is now in high school, however now i have a son in the 7th grade there and has been there since 6th grade. I have a 4th grader that is suppose to be going there in a 2 yrs and i am not sure if its a good idea. There has been a tremendous change for the negative. Teachers are worried about disciplining rather than teaching. They worry about dress code rather than what's happening with a students grades and how they can better their teaching skills. My son comes home and says that he tells his teacher he doesn't understand and right away the teacher tells him to pay attention and he will. No passion to take the extra step and assist him in learning rather automatic blame that the student is hyper & disrupptive. The kids don't respect them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2009

My daughter has been going to this school for 2 years now. I have no complaints. The teachers are helpful . Recommend the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Administration is very unorganized. It seems like no one knows what is going on. There is very little communication from administration to teachers. The principal delegates everything to everyone else. Principal is an extremely poor leader. Staff morale has dropped to rock bottom over the last 6 years. Students are rowdy in the hallways, we don't have enough security staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 29, 2009

School is going downhill very fast.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

My child loved the 8 class schedule, because there were so many opportunities with all the core-enrichment classes. Now my child is unsure about how she will enjoy this upcoming year without the extra classes, that used to keep her interest in school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

This school is no longer an 'A' school. It became a 'B' school last year. However, everyone is working hard to make it an 'A' again. Working at this school is awful. principal and assistant principals don't know what they are doing except for Ms. Keneth and she is leaving.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 30, 2008

I love this school there are so many things you can do . It has 8 classes . 'a' school. Great principal !:-)
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 13, 2007

This is a great school.It has maintained an A school for abou 7 years. Plus they have just constructed a new Pines Middle. Everyone is inside all the time now and the old school has been destroyed and they are goin to put extracurricular activities for P.E. and the teams
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

this school is great all A's
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

The two biggest problems I have with the school is 1. My boy has good grades but never seems to have much if any home work. 2. Give proper notice! You expect parents to pay for extra stuff trips, t-shirts, ets. with less than a weeks notice. Or worse, this DC trip less than two weeks notice. I'm a single father raising two boys, it would take me a year to come up with that much 'extra' money. Oh ya, did I mention that ALL deposits are non-refundable!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2006

This is the best school in florida it has great discipline,uniform,and parent involvement. Being a parent of a 6th grader. My daughter tells me there are no bullies or making fun of.They are constructing a new building in the back of the building we use now.Since the building they are using now we be torn down and put as a p.E court for track and other sports.I hope you go here its a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2005

I taught at Pines for the last three years. We got a new principal this past year, too soon to tell how things will pan out overall. Pines is a 'family' and it's very comfortable to work there. The overall school is rather run down, but they are rebuilding a brand new school starting 2005-2006 school year. It's high minority number of students.
—Submitted by a teacher


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

568 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

563 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

564 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

519 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 48% 23%
Hispanic 35% 29%
White 11% 42%
Asian 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 58%53%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Carlton B Campbell
Fax number
  • (754) 323-4085

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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200 N Douglas Rd
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Phone: (754) 323-4000

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